Apr 272011
 

Camerascamcorders and smartphones have had it, now laptops are getting the in-built projector treatment.

Fujitsu is about to release two LIFEBOOK notebooks in Japan which feature a mobile projector where you might expect to find an optical drive – giving those who regularly provide on-site training or pitch business proposals an always-at-hand option for displaying presentations.

Unfortunately, there have been far too many occasions when I’ve turned up to a training room, office, college or school armed with a kick-ass presentation stored on my laptop, only to find that the on-site projector either won’t work or is not compatible with my hardware. Carrying around a pico-projector is one back-up plan, Fujitsu’s new LIFEBOOK S761/C and P771/C models would provide another.

Developed for enterprise customers, the LIFEBOOK S761/C and P771/C notebooks both carry a 40 lumen, 800 x 600 mobile projector, which may not be able to compete with bigger, brighter stand-alone projectors, but compares well with pico-projectors like Microvision’s SHOWWX+ (848 x 480 pixel resolution and brightness of 15 lumens).

The LIFEBOOK S761/C features a 13.3-inch, 1366 x 768 resolution LCD display, 1GB DDR3 memory, 160GB hard drive and Gigabit LAN. There’s a choice of Celeron (at 1.60GHz), Core i3 (at 2.10GHz) or Core i5 (at 2.50GHz) processors on an Intel HM65 mobile chipset and prices start at JPY 176,000 (US$2,154).

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